TAKE PART IN COVID-19 RESEARCH
University College London has launched a study of the psychological and social effects of Covid-19 in the UK. The results will help them understand the effects of the virus and social distancing measures on mental health and loneliness in the UK and help inform government advice and decisions. They are looking for adults across the UK to take part. Participants will be asked to complete a ten minute online survey now, and then answer a shorter follow-up survey once a week while social isolation measures are in place. Click here to Take part.

MET POLICE SOCIAL DISTANCING VIDEO
The Met Police has launched a social media campaign to thank all Londoners who have followed the government guidelines by staying at home. They are urging the public to keep going and follow these rules until the crisis is completely over. Have a look at their video here: mps.ent.box.com/s/plzsf7cxs9e210nm73m1jmum4y35wna

NEWS

RICHMOND SCHOOLS TO REOPEN IN JUNE
Penny Frost, Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, has written to say they expect schools to reopen at some point in June after the scheduled half-term holiday. They expect this to be on a phased basis with some children in some year groups returning first. Achieving for Children staff and the Council are working closely with headteachers to ensure that schools are ready for a safe phased return.

NEW SUPPORT STRATEGY FOR UNPAID CARERS
A strategy that aims to support and champion the borough’s unpaid carers has been published by Richmond Council. Its aims are to:

1. Improve the recognition of carers and the understanding of their needs
2. Mitigate the economic and academic impact of caring
3. Create carer friendly services and communities
4. Improve carers health and wellbeing

For more detail please find the strategy here. To speak with a member of the Richmond Adult Carers Support Team, call our Carers Support Line on 020 8867 2380 or email support@richmondcarers.org. To speak with a member of the Young Carers Support Team, call 020 8867 2383 or email youngcarers@richmondcarers.org.

I look forward to having more news tomorrow about public services and sites reopening.

Sarah

Sarah Olney MP
www.SarahOlneyMP.org.uk
email: office@saraholneymp.org.uk

Earlier updates can be accessed here.